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Disney's Iger Says ESPN Could Sell Direct To Consumer, But Not In Next Five YearsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 15
Disney Chair & CEO Bob Iger yesterday said that he sees ESPN as a media property that "could be eventually sold directly to consumers like Time Warner's HBO, but not in the next five years," according to Matthew Belvedere of CNBC.com. Iger: "If we end up seeing more erosion in the so-called mult...
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The establishment, management and future business projects of ESPN are profiled by Tim Carvell of FORTUNE. The network "has built a business empire on a simple observation: To a sizable chunk of the p
ABC Sports will televise the AFL Championship game live on Sunday August 23 at 3:00pm ET, marking the first time the title game will be seen on a broadcast network. The past five AFL Championships hav